God is Ever-Present

Sermon Notes

I. _____ God’s omnipresence

A. God _____ all the universe

1. God _____ the universe

2. God does not have a _____

B. We cannot _____ God’s presence (Psalm 139:7-12)

II. _____ is God in the flesh

III. The _____ _____ is God’s presence in us

IV. God’s omnipresence _____ us

A. _____

B. Grow in _____

C. Grow in _____

Going Deeper

  1. 11 th Century French theologian Hildebert of Lavardin said:
    “God is over all things, under all things; outside all; within but not enclosed;
    without but not excluded; above but not raised up; below but not
    depressed; wholly above, presiding; wholly beneath, sustaining; wholly
    within, filling.”
    What is hard for you to understand about God’s omnipresence?
  2. Read Stephen’s speech in Acts 7:48-50 – notice he quotes a prophet. It’s
    Isaiah 66:1-2. Read that passage. What does this teach us about God’s
    omnipresence? What does Isaiah call us to do?
  3. Big God, small me. In what ways do you think God is small or you are big,
    or both? What is the result of such belief or mindset?
  4. Wayne Grudem says, “God is a being who exists without size or
    dimensions in space. God relates to space in a far different way than we do
    or than any created thing does.”
  5. Read Jeremiah 23:23-24. What do we learn about God’s omnipotence
    from this passage?
  6. Why does it not work for God to be everything (pantheism)?
  7. Even though we know we cannot run from God’s presence we do it
    anyway. Why is this?
  8. Is God present in hell? Why or why not? Does God’s presence always have
    the same emphasis? Read Psalm 46. What can we learn about God’s
    presence, especially verse 4-5?
  9. How do we see God’s presence in the person of Jesus? (see Jn. 1:1-14;
    Heb. 1:3)? Why was it important for God to put on flesh?
  10. Read 1 Cor. 6:18-20. What is the context? What will you do about this
    truth this week?
  11. How will God’s omnipresence help you pray, grow in contentment, grow
    in happiness this week?
  12. Do you feel far from God? What will you do about it? Augustine said: “To draw near to Him is to become like Him; to move away from Him is to become unlike Him.”